Adrian Lester launches new true cybercrime podcast with BT

A new podcast from BT hosted by star of The Undeclared War, Adrian Lester tells true stories behind some of the world’s most harrowing cyber hacks.

True Cybercrime Stories by BT is designed to speak to the 43% of decision-makers who turn to podcasts for business-related content.

More than 46 million signals of potential cyber-attacks are seen on average every single day across the world, according to new data released by BT.

Cybersecurity experts currently log more than 530 signals of potential attack per second as they guard their global networks against an army of malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities – targeting businesses and critical national infrastructure.

Small businesses, start-ups and charities are also finding themselves in the firing line, suggesting that cyber criminals are going for organisations and sectors that are less ‘traditional’ targets – and may not have the security tools in place to protect them.

BT’s new podcast series shines a light on invisible crimes. The cautionary tales are for anyone curious about the growing battleground of digital crime – from a casino broken into via a fish tank, schools and hospitals exploited, to the great Twitter heist.

Host Adrian Lester says: “Truth is so often stranger than fiction, and in the dark underbelly of cybercrime that adage certainly rings true. It’s fascinating when you scratch beneath the surface to see an invisible war going on.

“The podcast aims to shed light on some of those remarkable true stories. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed recreating these tales with BT, and while not every business will have a fish tank that can be hacked, I’m sure all listeners will take away some valuable lessons to stop them getting caught out.”

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Adrian Lester launches new True Cybercrime podcast after 500 digital attacks clocked every second

Tris Morgan, Managing Director, Security at BT, comments: “The volume of cyberthreats in the UK is rising at an alarming rate, so it’s really concerning that so many businesses and public services are leaving themselves open to attack.

“The fabric of the modern business has changed, and there’s now more connected tech for hackers to exploit, more valuable data to target and a bigger prize at stake if they make it through.

“With more than a million business customers, BT is the first line of cyber defence for organisations across the world – and we’re proud of our long heritage of protecting people, businesses and critical national infrastructure.

“That’s why we’re launching the True Cybercrime Stories podcast: to shine a light on the shocking impact this crime epidemic can have, raise awareness of the risks and encourage everyone to think about what they could be doing to protect our businesses and essential services.”

True Cybercrime Stories by BT is available on all major streaming platforms.

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